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    World War II veteran James Paradis poses for a portrait on Friday at VA Maine Healthcare Systems-Togus campus.

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    World War II veteran James Paradis poses for a portrait on Friday at VA Maine Healthcare Systems-Togus campus.

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    James Paradis, seen here in his late teens, at two-week annual training while he was in the Maine Army National Guard. He was a member of the Gardiner branch.

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    James Paradis, standing on the left, with his training group.

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    James Paradis in the cockpit of an aircraft before flying from Japan, where he was stationed for a year, to the U.S.

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    James Paradis pictured with his wife, Rita. Rita Paradis died in 2006. The two were married for 64 years.

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    A Convair B-36 in flight. James Paradis flew these planes, the largest in the world from 1946 to 1947, after World War II.

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